ND leader Samaras to meet Schulz, Pittella, Verhofstadt in Strasbourg

Main opposition New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras is scheduled to depart for Strasbourg on Tuesday, after attending a memorial service for the late Greek statesman Constantine Karamanlis.

Samaras will attend and speak at a regular session of the European People’s Party group (EPP) in the European Parliament and will also meet with several European officials.

He is scheduled to meet with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) leader Gianni Pittella and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) leader Guy Verhofstadt.

According to New Democracy, Samaras’ aim is to support the efforts to achieve an agreement and explain European partners that Greek people don’t want to exit the Eurozone.

The party also said that the strategy followed by the government, which leads to a rift with the country’s partners, is very dangerous for the Greek economy and called on the government to sign a deal quickly and implement the agreed reforms.